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Former Deputy Prime Minister and Senior BJP leader LK Advani hospitalized

Former Deputy Prime Minister and Senior BJP leader LK Advani hospitalized

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Former Deputy Prime Minister and senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani has been admitted to Delhi’s AIIMS due to deteriorating health. The leader was admitted to the old private ward of AIIMS on Wednesday night at 10:30 PM due to some old age-related issues. According to reports, Advani is suffering from problems in urology-related issues and is being treated under the close watch of Urology Professor Dr Amlesh Seth. Soon, doctors and medical experts related to AIIMS are going to release a medical bulletin.

*Recipient of Bharat Ratna*

Recently, LK Advani has been awarded the Bharat Ratna, the highest award in civilian honors in India, in 2024. President Droupadi Murmu visited LK Advani’s residence to confer the Bharat Ratna upon him. The event was also attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, and former Vice President Venkaiah Naidu. He was awarded Bharat Ratna in his house due to his poor health.

*Who is LK Advani?*

LK Advani was born on November 8, 1927, in Karachi, now in Pakistan. In one of the interviews, he revealed that his family migrated to India on September 12, 1947, after they left Pakistan. LK Advani has a daughter, Pratibha Advani, and a son named Jayant Advani, both of whom kept themselves away from politics. He did his basic schooling from Saint Patrick’s School in Karachi and then went on to get his law degree from Government Law College in Mumbai, India. Advani was wed to Kamala Advani on February 25, 1965.

*Association with RSS*

Advani gravitated to the RSS out of sheer love for the motherland. When India achieved independence in 1947, Advani couldn’t rejoice as he was across the border, in Pakistan. After the partition, he shifted from Karachi to Delhi and began to propagate RSS activities in Rajasthan. He was a long-time serving RSS ‘pracharak’ and remained the Karachi branch secretary of the RSS from 1947-1951. Further, Additionally, he coordinated RSS activities in Bharatpur, Alwar, Bundi, Kota, and Jhalawar.

*Political Journey*

While describing the political life of LK Advani, in 1951 when Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee founded the Jana Sangh, he was made secretary. He continued until 1957 and later became the president of the Jana Sangh from 1973 to 1977. In 1980, he happened to be one of the founding members when the Bharatiya Janata Party was brought out. From 1980 until 1986, Advani served as general secretary of the BJP, and then as president of the BJP from 1986 to 1991. He was BJP president three times, a five-time Lok Sabha MP, and four times a Rajya Sabha MP. He was first made a Union Minister from 1977 to 1979, where he managed the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

*’Hero’ Advani*

LK Advani is responsible for bringing the culture of ‘Yatras’ into Indian politics. When the movement for a Ram Temple in Ayodhya was at its peak, Advani launched a Rath Yatra from Somnath in Gujarat to Ayodhya. That marked the emergence of Hindutva politics in India. He was arrested by the then Chief Minister of Bihar, Lalu Prasad Yadav, in Samastipur. The event brought a radical change to Advani’s political career and made him a hero in Indian politics.

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